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Brand and Business Strategist at Outfly

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • -
  • Who are we?

    Outfly (formerly Idea East) is London’s leading design innovation agency. Over the last 11 years we’ve been disrupting the model of traditional agencies to make something that works for the high-speed challenger brands of today.

    We work with innovation wings, social impact startups, entrepreneurs and fast-paced tech companies to help the people who need it most. We do everything from websites, marketing, business plans, pitch decks, video shoots, app designs, product designs, 3D and moving image, interiors, copywriting, message aligning, immersive experiences and social media. We don’t get briefed, we get challenged.

    Who you are!

    You’ll be a bit of an undiscovered genius, obviously. You might be an entrepreneur yourself, or have worked in startups for years, picking up tips and tricks as you go.
    We’re looking for a left/right brain strategic all-rounder: A business strategist who knows how to write a startup business plan and understands business fundamentals, a brand strategist who knows what business objectives the brand needs to achieve. We need someone who can see the big picture, has the confidence to pitch and realise creative ideas, and the focus to make sure they’ve carried them out.

    You’ll spend your days working closely with our Strategic Director to help our partners revolutionise their business strategies and brands. Most of your time will be spent in either brand strategy workshops or conceiving and writing pitch decks and business cases for the world’s most disruptive startups. We’ve got some pretty crazy workshops, but we’re always open to innovate so you’ll be expected to own the process, improving our offering and running the workshops yourself within the first three months.

    Our partners are fast-growing tech startups changing the game. You’ll need to be able to understand complicated concepts quickly, the big picture that connects them, and provide insights to help them clarify their message and position. You’ll then need to be able to formalise these into beautiful, well written, well thought out strategic decks.

    The skill set you’ll need

    To enjoy this role, and succeed within it, you’ll have:

    • An excellent level of written, interpersonal and presentation skills

    • A proven ability to deliver game-changing brand, business and strategic ideas

    • A background in justifying the hard business case to justify ideas with thorough research,

      contingency planning and due diligence

    • Experience in developing business model canvases and pricing & payment models

    • Experience in completing market research competitor analysis

    • Proven examples of big ideas and proactivity, where you’ve gone above and beyond to add the value no one else could see.

    Stuff that’ll help

    • A passion for growing small businesses

    • A sound foundation in design theory

    • Experience as a business consultant

    • World-class copywriting and proofing

    • An entrepreneurial ‘don’t hold me down’ attitude.

    • Competency in design tools from Adobe to Figma.

    • Competency with G-suite, Slack, Asana, etc. all the modern startup comms / management tools.

      What about you?

      You love innovation, and have:

    • A flair the likes of which we’ve never seen

    • A passion for purpose-driven ideas, entrepreneurship and tech

    • The desire to build a world-class agency that’s been waiting for you

    • A rock solid conscience and a heart of gold

    No, we don’t give a damn about how many years brand experience you have, really. If you can

    think and write - then sell us on the idea, we want to hear from you!

    Perks of the job:

    • Full time role, Salary D.O.E

    • Benefits (depending on contract type):
      Pension, Corporate Perks Package, Discounted Gym Membership, Personal Learning Allowance, 35 days off per annum, Cycle4Work, Tech4Work and Electric Vehicle schemes, share options for loyalty, being in Europe’s largest tech hub; surrounded by weekly events, coffee mornings and member nights!

    • A badass team that plays with nerf guns Genuine room to innovate and grow.

    • Hours of work are flexible, but average Monday to Friday 900am 600pm. Flexibility will sometimes be required to meet business and client needs.

    • Flexibility will sometimes be required to meet business and client needs but we operate on a hybrid/office remote model, with an office located in Europe’s biggest Innovation Hub in Plexal, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

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